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Meet Casey Bethel, Georgia's 2017 Teacher of the Year

College of Sciences basks in the reflected glow of a GIFTed science teacher

New award recognizes Wendy Kelly, Joseph Sadghi, and William Baron

Congratulations to Professors Wendy Kelly, Joseph Sadighi and William Baron as the inaugural recipients of the Vasser Woolley Award for Excellence in Instruction in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Kristy S. Syhapanha Puts a Foot in the Door of Her Dream Career

Kristy Southysa Syhapanha never thought of studying at Georgia Tech. She didn’t think she would qualify, so she didn’t bother – at first.

Missing Links Brewed in Primordial Puddles?

Researchers have achieved a significant advancement toward unlocking a longstanding evolutionary mystery -- how components of RNA and DNA formed from chemicals present on early Earth before life existed.

Welcome to Dr. Gutekunst

The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to welcome Dr. Will R. Gutekunst, who will join the faculty on July 1, 2016 as an Assistant Professor.

Welcome to Dr. La Pierre

The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to welcome Dr. Henry S. La Pierre, who will join the faculty on July 1, 2016 as an Assistant Professor with a courtesy appointment in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Program.

Seminars & Events

Meeting - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 11:00am - MoSE 3201A
Prof. Kenneth Brown - Georgia Institute of Technology
Colloquium - Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 4:00pm - MoSE G011
Prof. Christine Payne - Georgia Iinstitute of Technology
Colloquium - Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 4:00pm - MoSE G011
Prof. Jennifer DuBois - Montana State University
Biochemistry Division Seminar - Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 4:00pm - MoSE 3201A

Featured Research

Article Title
Research Authors
Li, Sha; Mehta, Anil K.; Sidorov, Anton N.; Orlando, Thomas M.; Jiang, Zhigang; Anthony, Neil R.; Lynn, David G..
Citation
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2016), Vol. 138(10), 3579-3586
Miscellaneous Details
Robert P. Apkarian Microscopy Core, Emory University Integrated Cellular Microscopy Core, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the U.S. Department of Energy, NSF and Center for Chemical Evolution

Energetic insights emerging from the structural characterization of peptide cross-beta assemblies have enabled the design and construction of robust asymmetric bilayer peptide membranes. Two peptides differing only in their N-terminal residue, phosphotyrosine vs lysine, coassemble as stacks of antiparallel beta-sheets with precisely patterned charged lattices stabilizing the bilayer leaflet interface. Either homogeneous or mixed leaflet composition is possible, and both create nanotubes with dense negative external and positive internal solvent exposed surfaces. Cross-seeding peptide solutions with a preassembled peptide nanotube seed leads to domains of different leaflet architecture within single nanotubes. Architectural control over these cross-beta assemblies, both across the bilayer membrane and along the nanotube length, provides access to highly ordered asymmetric membranes for the further construction of functional mesoscale assemblies.

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